Press Releases

THIS SATURDAY! It’s Dam Jam 2019!

Come out to celebrate the Baltimore region’s drinking water system at Dam Jam 2019! Take a tour of the historic Montebello Water Filtration Plant for an up-close look at how we get your drinking water ready for your tap. The Dam Jam celebration will be Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at beautiful Lake Montebello.

Downpour Leads to Sewer Discharge

A sudden downpour on Sunday, Aug. 18, contributed to a sewer overflow of about 13,000 gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water into the Jones Falls.

Increased Traffic Flow Continues at Howard/Pratt Street Worksite

Traffic is fully restored along Pratt Street, and two northbound and two southbound lanes on Howard Street are now open, marking the progress that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) and its partners are making on the intersection’s complex infrastructure repairs.  

Water Main Upgrades Set for Area Around Poe Homes Complex

Several water mains around the Poe Homes Complex, just west of downtown, will be replaced with larger pipes, or rehabilitated, in the coming weeks.

Heavy Rains Contribute to Sewer Overflows

This week’s heavy rains contributed to three sewer overflows, discharging 1.87 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water. Most of the overflow volume stemmed from the severe rain that pounded parts of Baltimore City during the Tuesday, August 6, evening rush hour. 

Progress Continues at Howard/Pratt Streets Worksite

Today, two northbound lanes on Howard Street, from Conway to Pratt, opened to traffic, signaling the progress that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) and its partners continue to make on the infrastructure repairs at Pratt and Howard Streets.

Water Billing Resumes: Bills will reflect charges for multiple months

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today announced that water billing for Baltimore City and Baltimore County will resume on August 7, 2019, marking an end to the disruption caused by a ransomware attack that began May 6.

Registration for the Annual Mayor’s Fall Cleanup begins Monday, Aug. 5

Registration for the Mayor’s Fall Cleanup begins Monday, August 5, 2019.  On this day, community leaders from all over Baltimore can call to register their neighborhoods and volunteers for participation in this big cleaning event.  An annual tradition, this year’s Fall Cleanup will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Sewer Overflow affecting Western Run Reported

Work is in progress to abate a slow but steady sanitary overflow at the 6300 block of Wirt Avenue which discharges into the Western Run. Over several weeks the volume reached more than 40,000 gallons.  Work continues on sewer lines in the area to fix the overflow. 

Howard Street Progress to Allow for Street Openings

Work on the large void at Pratt and Howard Streets is being performed in a comprehensive, smart, and safe manner.  More traffic lanes should be open next week.